Swarthmore College Peace Collection, 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081 U.S.A.


FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILIATION- USA
(FOR-USA)

SECTION III
Series C


URBAN BRANCHES OF THE FOR-USA

18 boxes

Boxes 1-3 Boston/Greater Boston FOR, 1934-1970


Box 1

Introductory notes
General material, 1934-1969
Correspondence, 1943-1970
Minutes & reports:

1934-1942
1943-1947
1948-1949
1950-1951
1952-1953
1954-1955
1956-1961
1962-1964



Box 2

1965-1970

Finances, 1934-1970
Groups and cells, 1934-1960
Organization & evaluation of structure, 1948-1960
Personnel Committee problem, 1948
Program meetings: invitations, notices, fliers, tabulated reports, 1932-1968 (3 folders)
Coalition work, 1943-1964
Conferences, seminars, etc., 1939-1967
Emergency Peace Campaign, Boston Peace Conf., 1936:

-George Paine's file
-Scrapbook record (photocopies)

The Gist, a peace digest, 1944
Race relations work, 1943-1944, 1949-1950, 1963
"Stop the War" poster campaign & the Peace Now movement, 1943


Box 3 War relief gift parcels: letters from recipients, 1946-1952

Introductory information about the program & letters
Letters from Austria
Letters from Belgium
Letters from Finland
Letters from France, A - Z (2 folders)
Letters from Germany, A - B
Letters from Germany, Bonhoeffer family
Letters from Germany, D - J
Letters from Germany, K
Letters from Germany, L - P
Letters from Germany, S &endash; Z
Letters from Hungary
Letters from Netherlands
Letters from Poland
Letters (miscellaneous)
Selected letters in English


Boxes 4-6 New York FOR (metropolitan & suburban), 1929-1978
(mainly 1941-1950; 1951-1956 missing)


Box 4

Minutes of the New York Committee, 1929-1930
Minutes & reports of the Council:

1941-1945
1946-1947
1948-1950
1958-1962
1963-1969
1970-1978

Correspondence of Theodore Walser, exec. sec., 1944-1949 (2 folders)
Correspondence, etc. (includes bios and memorial service of Theodore Walser)
Correspondence, etc. of Francis Hall, exec. sec. 1950
Correspondence of A.J. Muste (mainly re fundraising) 1962-1966
Correspondence of Council members, 1973-1978
Correspondence with US government officials, 1947-1950
Extension work (peace teams, local groups, etc.) 1941-1943, n.d.


Box 5

Extension work (peace teams, local groups, etc.) 1944-1949 (2 folders)
Meetings/programs, releases, 1943-1951 (3 folders)
Meetings/programs, releases, 1957-1978 (2 folders)

Committees, activities, issues

Action Committee, 1946-1948
Anti-Conscription Committee/Political Action Groups, 1947-1949
Caravans for Peace, 1950
Columbia Peace Team, 1941-1943
Conscientious objectors, 1944-1950
Japanese resettlement, 1943
Pacifist fellowships (denominational) & clergy meetings, 1943-1949


Box 6

Prison Committee & prisoners, 1940-1944
Questionnaire (NYC boroughs) 1966
Race relations work, 1942-1948
Reconciliation Trips, 1921-1930
Refugee Committee, 1944
Seminars: Non-Violence as a Way of Life; Understanding Asia, 1944
Summer Planning Committee, 1944-1949
United Pacifist Committee, 1944-1948
Visitation of members, 1945-1948
War Victims Committee, 1946-1949:

General correspondence & minutes
Emigrés to US
Europeans
Japanese (2 folders)

Youth work, 1941-1945, 1949
Youth work in schools and colleges, 1948-1949

Note: New York Newsletter (title varies) was published 1942-1950. Also two numbers of New York Pacifist/Youth Pacifist in 1939. They are found in Series A, Box 5, following the files of the New York Regional FOR.


Boxes 7-17 Philadelphia FOR & suburban areas, 1942-1956
(combined files of 1942-1944, 1944-1947, 1943-1956)


Box 7 Administration and General

Mailings and releases
Constitution and bylaws, 1949 & 1955
Executive Committee minutes, reports, correspondence:

1944
1945-1946
1947
1948
1949
1950-1951
1952
1953-1956

Finances: Statements; summer salary
Finances: Special appeals


Box 8

Finances: Contributors & correspondence
Finances: Ledger, 1946-1952
Finances: Miscellaneous

Membership

Policy, lists, reports, etc.
Surveys & corres. re active/inactive status, 1945, 1949
Correspondence with contacts, 1946
Correspondence w/ H.F. Hancox of National staff
Local groups in Philadelphia area, 1942-1951
Cells and study groups, 1948
Monthly meetings, 1945-1946
Projects & services of members, 1942
Peace activities & proposals, 1946-1956
Questionnaire, 1944: responses A-Z
Questionnaire, 1948: responses A-Z


Box 9 Special events/lectures

Annual Meetings, 1943-1951; 30th Anniversary, 1945
Gandhi meetings, 1948, 1949, 1952 (speakers: Chakravarty, Rustin)
Speakers from other countries, 1947-1949, 1950, 1956:
Lester, Chandy, Raven, Niemoller
Speakers from US: Muste, Rustin, Rutenber, Blumberg, 1949-1955
Eastern Regional FOR Conference, 1943
North Atlantic Seaboard Conference, 1945

National FOR relations with Philadelphia Branch

General releases/mailings, 1940s-1950s
Philadelphia reports to National Council, 1942-1945, 1950-1953
Correspondence re Philadephia relations, 1944-1946 (Muste & Swomley with McCorkel & Bristol)
Miscellaneous corresponence with Field Staff
Memos to Staff/Field Staff
Correspondence of National Staff members:

Farmer, 1942-1943
Hassler, 1948-1953
Houser, 1944-1953
Muste, 1944-1956 (2 folders)
Rustin, 1949-1955 (2 folders)



Box 10

Sayre, 1948-1953
Swomley w/ E.A. Nevin, 1942-1943
Swomley w/ James Bristol, 1943-1945
Swomley w/ Catharine Juram, 1946-1948
Swomley w/Charles Walker, 1948-1955 (4 folders)
Watson, 1948-1953


Philadelphia Executive Secretaries:

James Bristol. General corres., 1944-1945
James Bristol. Speaking engagements, 1944-1945
Catharine Juram. General corres., 1948
Charles Walker. General corres., 1948-1953
Charles Walker. Speaking engagements, 1948-1950 (2 folders)


Box 11

Charles Walker. Speaking engagements, 1951-1954
Charles Walker. Biographical info. & writings

Syllabus: Pacifist Study Series, 1956

Correspondence with individuals

A
B
Broadhead, Burns
Brown, James
C
Chakravarty, Amiya, 1949
Cleghorn, Sarah
D
Deibler
E - F
Editors, Letters to, 1945, 1950-1953
Ewing, Martha
Exman, Eugene
G
Gray, Albert L.


Box 12

H
Harry, Carolus P.
J - K
L
Lefever, Ernest & Margaret
Longstreth, Walter & Emily
M
Mayer, Milton
McCorkel, Roy
Metz, Waldemar
N
O - P
Paschkis, Victor S.
Pennypacker, Miriam
R
Rawlins, Winifred
Rhoads, Grace
Rockel, Charles D.
S
Stern, Lee
Stern, Leon T.
Sutherland, William
T
Tanimoto, Kiyoshi

see Hiroshima Day, Box 15

V
W
Walton, George
Wells, Milton


Box 13

Whitney, Norman J.
Wilhelm, Paul & Jayne
Wright, Mary F.
Y - Z

Topical files

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
Corres., 1951-1953
AFSC: Institutes of International Relations, 1943-1950; college/youth conferences, 1943-1950
Atomic bomb: releases, clippings, etc., 1945-1946, 1956
Caravans for Peace, 1949-1951, 1956
Chicago Conference for Social Action (for men in Civilian Public Service) April 1943
Church Contact Committee; Committee on Working in the Churches, 1947-1950
Church and Pacifism Committee, 1950-1951
Civil defense: Counter Committee on Armed Forces Day, 1955
College program, 1948-1950, 1952
College program: conferences, 1949-1950, at Oberlin, Hershey, Haverford & Urbana
Conference on Human Relations (Interracial workshop) 1948 (2 folders)
Conference on the Church and War, Detroit, 1950
Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) 1944-1950
CO's & Civilian Public Service, 1943-1946:

-General/miscellaneous
-Danbury hunger strikers
-Financial support
-Hospitality in homes



Box 14

Cooperative organizations, 1945 (Bristol corres.)
Council for Equal Job Opportunity, 1945, 1948, 1950
Department store poll (FOR project re integration in employment) 1945
Episcopal Pacifist Fellowship, 1943-1944
Fair Employment Practice Commission, 1943-1946
Fellowship Forum (FOR) Spring 1944-October 1949 (6 folders)
Forerunners (FOR national youth program) 1943
Friends Medical Society (FMS)

-General; Annual meeting, 1952
-Correspondence, 1951-1952 (2 folders)
-Alternative service for COs, 1952



Box 15

Gara, Larry (imprisoned pacifist) Demonstration in Washington, 1949
High school students: peace education, 1951-1952
Hiroshima Day 1950; visit of Kiyoshi Tanimoto, 1951
Independent Socialist League, 1943-1944
Interracial Conference, Oct. 1944; Interracial Concert, November 1944
Interracial institute (proposed) and related meetings, 1943-1944
Labor relations in Philadelphia, 1944-1945
Lists of contacts (people & organizations) 1940s
Literature Dept. of National FOR: corres. 1944-1951
Lutheran Peace Council of Philadelphia, 1944-1946
Lutheran miscellany
Ministers conferences, 1948; lists of Phila. ministers
Ministers Peace Fellowship of Phila.
National Council for Prevention of War
Noontime pacifist discussion groups, 1949-1952
North Atlantic Pact, 1949 (exchange of views with US Senators)
Peace Roll Call, 1944-1945
Peace Strategy Board, 1943-1944
Peace Teams (local groups of Phila. FOR) 1942-1944
Peace Teams: Westtown, PA
Peace Team News Bulletin, etc., 1943
Peace terms for Japan; newspaper ad (joint efforts of peace group) 1945
Peacemakers, 1949, 1953-1954


Box 16

Peacetime conscription & Universal Military Training (UMT)

Corres. of Swomley w/ Bristol, 1944-1945
Corres. of Swomley et al. 1946-1952
Local committees: Philadelphia & others
Views of members of Congress, 1945
Lobbying Congressional candidates, 1946
Articles/statements in opposition

Philadelphia Bulletin Forum, March 1951: "Worlds in conflict" poster walk & leaflets (reports & reactions)
Philadelphia Federation of Churches, 1942-1945
Philadelphia Fellowship Commission, 1942-1951
Philadelphia Housing Association, 1943-1948
Philadelphia Joint Forum (at Academy of Music) 1950, 1951
Philadelphia Peace Council, 1942-1943
Philadelphia Transportation Co. strike, 1944
Post-war relief, 1945-1949 (2 folders)
Prison concerns, 1942-1945
Racial relations; intercultural education, 1943-1946
Reconciliation trips (in New York City & Philadelphia); prison visit, 1942


Box 17

Speakers bureaus (FOR, AFSC et al.) 1946-1950
Street meetings, 1949-1953, 1956
Street meetings: leaflets distributed
Student movement:

-General/miscellaneous; correspondence, 1947-1950
-Conferences: Methodist & SCM, 1949-1951
-Conference: "By What Means Peace?" at Temple University, 1951
-SCM Mid-Atlantic Region Directory & Handbook, 1949-1951
-SCM Mid-Atlantic Region Calendars, Newsletters, corres.

Summer camps and institutes, 1944
Swarthmore College Peace Collection, 1945-1952
United Peace Chest:

General/miscellaneous, correspondence, 1942-1952 (2 folders)
Executive Committee & treasurer's reports, 1942-1949

Veterans of World War II, 1946
Vigil for Peace (36 hours of repentance & committment) March 1950
War Resisters League & WRI, 1944-1951?
Women's Committee to Oppose Conscription, 1943-1945
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1943-1949, 1952
Work camps, 1944-1947, 1951
Youth Committee for Democracy, 1942-1943


Box 18 Princeton FOR, 1962-1969, 1971-
(files of Marjory B. Pratt mainly)

Membership: lists of members & correspondence, 1963-1969
Workshop on Nonviolence: plans, 1962
Workshop on Nonviolence: publicity, 1962
Workshop on Nonviolence, 1963
Workshop on Nonviolence, 1965
Workshop on Nonviolence, 1969
Louise Bruyn's Boston-Washington walk to protest war in Indochina: Princeton area hospitality, 1971
Miscellany, 1971-



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